A knife starts with iron. And almost all of earths iron ore deposits are in rocks formed more than a billion years ago. From there, with skill and precision it’s transformed into high quality steel. then it’s shaped and processed with heat multiple times to ensure strength, flexibility and resistance.
The craft and refinement it takes to make a rough metal to a truly sharp and durable blade is ?? Months, weeks, days of polishing and sharpening. And if you take care of YOUR knives, the billion year old iron ore can last a lifetime.
– Rene Redzepi, (knife by Terukazu Takamura)